The Media’s Crocodile Tears Are a Crock

The Media’s Crocodile Tears Are a Crock, by Steven Hayward.

I think the media is secretly gleeful that Trump said “shithole countries” yesterday, not only because it gives them the next thing to deplore about Trump for hours and hours, but because it breaks a barrier they’ve wanted to break themselves. Because it is permissible under media standards and practices to quote verbatim anything the president says, they get to say “shithole , shithole, shithole!!!” all they want. And apply it to Trump himself, as a few have done.